Now on Kickstarter: Bottom of the 9th

March 4, 2015 - 6:52pm
A dice & card game for up to 2 players that boils the excitement of baseball's final inning into a quick head-to-head competition!
Dice Hate Me Games and designers Darrell Louder (designer of Compounded) and Mike Mullins have brought a fast baseball game for 1 or 2 players to Kickstarter that plays from 5 to 15 minutes.  Bottom of the 9th "encapsulates the thrills and spills of baseball's final inning into a head-to-head competition between an ace pitcher and a star-studded line-up of heavy hitting batters." The game takes place in the last three outs of a baseball game, and is played between the pitcher, who chooses his pitches secretly, and the batter, who must guess the location and direction of the pitch correctly for optimum power.  Each of the 20 different player cards provides unique abilities for each player, allowing them to manipulate dice. Each copy of Bottom of the 9th comes with:
  • 20 punchboard player cards, full-color front and one-color back, in a foil-wrapped pack
  • 2 reference cards
  • 2 playing field pieces in card stock
  • 1 custom silk-screened Pitch Die
  • 1 Pitching Control Die
  • 1 Swing Die
  • 4 wooden base-runners
  • 4 wooden Pitch Tokens (2 red, 2 white)
  • 3 wooden Out markers
  • 2 wooden Strike markers
  • 3 wooden Ball markers
  • 2 wooden Fatigue markers
  • Punchboard "stick of gum" batter ball and strike count tracker
  • 15 Event & Scenario mini cards for solo play
  • Full-color rulebook
  • Sticker sheet (for Pitch Tokens and Fatigue Markers)
Richard Launius (Defenders of the RealmArkham HorrorRun, Fight or Die) has created a solitaire variant for the game that is included in the game.  Stretch goals include better quality components and even player cards for the Sentinels of the Multiverse heroes.  For more information on this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.